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ICYMI: This Week’s Broadway Buzz

The Lion King Reigns On Broadway

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The Lion King became the third-longest running Broadway show in history earlier this week. This production has run for 18 years and has played over 7,486 performances.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Welcomes Broadway Lineup

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Cast members of The Fiddler on the Roof, Finding Neverland, The King and I, On Your Feet! and Something Rotten! will perform during the first hour of NBC’s broadcast of the 98th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. School of Rock will be jamming out later on in the broadcast. Make sure to tune in at 9 a.m on Nov. 26.

We Just Can’t WAITress

A casting update has been announced for Waitress: A New Musical starring Tony Award-winning actress Jessie Mueller (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical). The cast includes Eric Anderson (South Pacific, Kinky Boots, Rocky, The Last Ship) as Cal, Christopher Fitzgerald (An Act of God, Chicago, Young FrankensteinFinian’s Rainbow) as Ogie, Drew Gehling (Jersey Boys, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) as Dr. Pomatter, Kimiko Glenn (“Orange Is The New Black,” Spring Awakening, Love’s Labour’s Lost) as Dawn, Dakin Matthews (The Audience Rocky, The Best Man) as Joe and Keala Settle (LES MISERABLES, Hands On A Hard Body) as Becky. This production will begin previews on March 25, 2016 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

On Your Feet! opens on Broadway

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The musical based on the story of Grammy Award winners Emilio and Gloria Estefan opens tonight at the Marquis Theatre. Check back here for review updates!

You’re Just Too Good To Be True, Jersey Boys

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Jersey Boys celebrates 10 years on Broadway, tomorrow! This production has played over 4,140 performances and is the 12th longest-running Broadway show in history. Check out an interview on TODAY with Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio!

ICYMI: This Week’s Broadway Buzz

School Is In Session

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The littlest rock stars of Broadway took to the streets earlier this week for the School Of Rock photo shoot. I’m excited to this cast really stick it to the man! Check out their photo shoot video here.

The Gin Game Begins Previews

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It’s time to watch some gin rummy between two acting legends, James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson at the Golden Theater. Previews began on Wednesday and the show is scheduled to run through January 10, 2016. No rush or lotto policies have been announced.

Dames At Sea Begins Previews

Dames at Sea starring John Bolton, Mara Davi, Danny Gardner, Eloise Kropp, Laurence Olivier, Lesli Margherita and Cary Tedder began previews at the Helen Hayes Theatre on Thursday night. The show announced that they will offer a student rush at the theatre for every performance. A limited number of $32 tickets will be available to students with a valid student ID. Only one ticket will be given for each transaction.

Corden Takes on Phantom Of The Opera…Again 

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Theatre lovers rejoice! The Late Late Show with James Corden is NOT one to miss. This week Corden finally had the chance to play his dream role, The Phantom. This newly imagined production took place right on a L.A. crosswalk. Watch this hilarious version of the musical here.

Hamilton Drops Digitally Today

The day is finally here! Hamilton is now available for digital download. On Monday, NPR had a First Listen and fans took to social media about their excitement.

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Buy the entire album here.

Who Do You Think You Are, AT&T?

Cell phone disturbances and poor etiquette are unfortunately nothing new to the theatre community. We’ve had Patti LuPone stop a show (2009), Patti LuPone take an audience member’s phone mid-performance (2015), a college student try to charge his phone on stage (2015), etc. Just when we thought this madness had ended AT&T released this ad…

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I spent most of my summer inside Broadway theatres and was shocked by the lack of etiquette when it came to phone use during a performance. When I saw “An American In Paris”, I had to ask the man next to me to turn off his phone as he started to play a game during the overture. I mean, I get it. “An American In Paris” isn’t for everyone. Gershwin music and Tony Award-winning choreography are SO boring (HA!). With the price of a Broadway ticket skyrocketing, I find it ridiculous that someone would feel the need to do anything besides sit and enjoy the experience.

This ad is distasteful and extremely offensive to anyone who admires the theatre. It baffles me that this ad was even approved. Thankfully, AT&T is #NotMyService!

Here’s what the Broadway community had to say:

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The ad has been removed from all AT&T’s social channels but people are still voicing their opinion on social media.

So, before you pull out your phone mid-performance, remember who’s watching…

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